Dainis Graveris

Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

130 WordPress Plugins You Could Ever Need: The Best Of: Part 2

Posted in Freebies, Plugins, Web Design, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 13 Comments

This is Part 2 of these article series – again I needed to separate those articles, otherwise I couldn’t post them online. So here is continued list with reminding half of plugins. And You’ve got also bonus plugins at the end of the post..well not really bonus, but I didn’t find these mentioned everywhere else, but these are really worth checking out! So enjoy the list and feel free to add more plugins, if you know any! And yes..thanks for patience and hopefully You’ll find these useful!

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130 WordPress Plugins You Could Ever Need: The Best Of : Part 1

Posted in Freebies, Plugins, WordPress5 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

WordPress plugins are really great thing, because You even don’t need to know something about coding to install and use really great features,  You’ve seen in professional blogs. So this list is separated in parts, so You can easier catch plugins You are interested in. If You’re interested for example in SEO, just check out SEO part and get the best plugins there are optimizing Your blog. With thee plugins I think You shouldn’t need to worry about plugins for some time.

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30 Beautiful Illustrator Brush and Symbol Collection

Posted in Brushes, Freebies5 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

Illustrator brushes are always underestimated and AI brushes are a lot less around than Photoshop brushes, but I looked all over the web to search for the best brushes, I could find.  Also note, in Adobe homepage You must register in order to download brushes, but I think it’s really worth it and for the most cases read description to use brushes correctly. So here You have 30 beautiful Illustrator brushes for daily use! And I am really hoping these brushes will help in Your workflow, as these do and did in mine. Cheers!

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20 Visually Beautiful Firefox 3.0 Themes

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

If You use browser as much as I do, You’ll find times, when the old, standard Firefox design will feel odd, too usual..You’ll want something fresh. I got this feeling, so I wanted to share with You this great list with 20 visually beautiful and clean designed themes to try out. I checked everyone of these, so I know there are no problems and You can use them with no worries. And also remember there are a lot more included in those themes – You can’t really judge them only from screenshots – many little details gives each theme lovely and complete look for example – loading bars, mouse hover effects, scrolling bars etc., so just try them out and choose Your own theme that fits Your needs the best.

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40 Really Stunning HDR Car Photos, Resources And Tutorials

Posted in Freebies, Inspiration, Photography, Wallpapers5 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

HDR stands for  High Dynamic Range or HDRI – High Dynamic Range Imaging. This method was developed to produce a high dynamic range image from several different photographs ( usually three – with high exposure, low exposure and standard exposure) and  usually merging them in Adobe Photoshop or any other image processing software for tone-mapping. HDR is becoming more and more popular with its stunning magical and surreal effects.

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30 Free Stock Photo Sites: Ultimate Collection

Posted in Freebies5 years ago • Written by 49 Comments

Huh, I know there are maybe even too many articles about places, where to search for photos and images, but those articles were usually very old, many sites do not work anymore and that kind of stuff. So my goal was to create ultimate collection with the best places where to search for and get nice quality images. I think every site of this list is worth checking out, although in most cases with sxc.hu site alone is enough.

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Learn How To Master Your Typing Skills: 9 Resources

Posted in Freebies, Tools, Web Design5 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

This article is not really design related, but if Your job demands You to work with computer, then I am sure You will evaluate this information and sites. I listed all of the resources in order to let You check You typing speed, read the basics and then get Your hands dirty ( well just literally) through many exercises, lessons and different typing games. Just don’t give up, train regularly to get results. You can even compete with other typers to find out how good are You comparing to others! Good luck!

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Amazing Illustrator 3D Effects And PS Brush Creation

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials5 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Adobe Illustrator is very powerful tool in the right hands, especially in creating nice 3D effects in the very fast time, later You can easily define those effects as photoshop brushes for later use. Enjoy this tutorial and follow with me to those steps – I will show and give You different ideas how You can use the same technique and get out amazing effects.

At first I will show You technique, how to create effects and after that, I’ll show You my ideas and different ways how to implement them.

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Plan Your Daily Schedule: Useful Resources

Posted in Freebies, Tips, Web Design6 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

At first I thought to create another list article, but there are no need for list, just pick  so I just picked few You must know.

So why You need to plan schedule? In business world and workflow there are many things You must remember,  and I struggled to remember everything and notes always can disappear, but online scheduler is always handy. I am reviewing the most useful online resources – Google Calendar, FireFox add-ons, Mozilla Thunderbird scheduler, to help You organize works.

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Easy Brush Text Nature Effect: Tutorial

Posted in Quick Tips, Tutorials6 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Today we will learn how to use text layer letters as paths to create amazing effects. You can use this trick in many different ways, just changing brushes and brush options. Also we will learn how to use pen tool again together with brush tool and change different options. I tried to write everything pretty detailed, so everybody could understand and also added *.psd version for everybody to check out, if something in Your work is wrong. Check finished result on the bottom of this page and good luck completing this tutorial! So join with me to  these 10 simple steps!

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